The social media age brings along with it an inauthentic and constructed reality, which in turn has had a detrimental effect on beauty standards.
We are constantly bombarded with images of seemingly perfect men and women, but notice they don’t seem to exist in real life?
Well 24-year-old Milly Smith is giving the world a wake up call and encouraging women to be body confident by unmasking how easy it is to fake a body transformation.
The powerful body positive Instagram is truly empowering with its honest and authenticity.
Smith’s ‘transformations’ are eye-opening and really make you think twice when you see the endless models on Instagram flaunting fake perfection.
One photo is captioned ‘same girl, same day, same time’, but the photos look completely different.
On one post, Milly wrote:
I could tell you I’ve been using a cellulite toning detox cream for a week and this is the result, would you believe me?
I could tell you I’ve cut out sugar for 3 weeks and ran 12 miles a day and this is my transformation, would you believe it?
I could tell you that I’ve eaten a certain protein bar for breakfast everyday along side shakes for lunch and this is the result. Would you believe it?
I could tell you that I was depressed on the left and happier now on the right, would you believe it?
I could tell you that I weigh less on the right, would you believe it?
Dont trust everything you see on the internet or in the media. Don’t compare yourself, don’t strive to be a fake image or anything other than your true authentic self for that matter. You rule as you are, do you, please you and live for you.
Unfollow negative pages and surround yourself with love. You’ve got this, I’ve got this, we’ve all got this.
Don’t trust everything you see on the Internet. Filters, poses, angles, and photoshop can morph reality.
As Milly says ‘comparing yourself is a thief of your joy/self love’.
If it looks unbelievable, it probably is.